The bidding for Lester could easily reach $25 million-per.
Thursday Night Football, the Derrick Rose debates and Ronnie Woo Woo are on the list of turkeys.
The Cubs met with Lester on Tuesday, but it’s unclear what direction he might be leaning.
The Cubs will roll out the red carpet for Jon Lester early next week.
The Chicago Cubs are going after top-flight talent and have taken some aggressive tactics in sending out that message.
Chicago needs an outfielder, left-handed hitting and a speedster. Crawford fits the bill.
The Cubs have already spoken with agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel.
Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.
As much as we think of the Cubs’ future, we still don’t really know much at all.
“I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
We’re excited about looking forward,” Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says. “We’re excited about having a great new manager.”
Any improvement within league rules shouldn’t warrant criticism.
“He’s going to be here a long time,” Theo Epstein says of Joe Maddon.
“I feel badly about it,” Joe Maddon says.
Maddon knows how to make a good first impression.
“I’m not going to hide,” Maddon says. “I don’t want a gated community, I don’t want a country club.”
“This is a one-in-107-year opportunity for me,” Maddon says.
Lining up the contracts of Cubs executives with new manager Joe Maddon would make good sense.
There’s a cold-blooded plan in place.
Baseball is a cutthroat business, as Friday afternoon showed.